DJ of the Week: Molly ’15 and Emma ’18 Stevens
How did you first get involved with WBOR?Molly Stevens: I wanted to join since I was a prospective student. I ended up coming to Bowdoin and one of the first things I joined was WBOR. When Emma came I begged her to have a show with me.Emma Stevens: She even wrote on her Bowdoin application that she wanted to be a DJ. Tell me about your show, Sister Act.ES: Well, Molly and I have very different taste in music. Mine is better, obviously.MS: Not really.ES: Molly listens to these obscure bands that everybody tries to “out-hipster” each other with and I tend to like pop and country. We thought of the idea for Sister Act on our way up to school together at the beginning of this year. We decided that we could each play a couple of songs as we were coming up but whenever Molly would choose, I would complain about her song choice. Our parents thought it was funny and suggested we start a radio show. Who are your musical heroes?ES: Taylor Swift.MS: Somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Brian Transeau. I feel like there are some things that we can agree on, though…like Neil Young. Don’t tell me that doesn’t get you sentimental. What kind of music do you listen to in your spare time?ES: I listen to country and pop mainly. And Disney. I love Disney. Maybe I should have a Disney radio show.MS: I think you’d run out of material eventually. If you do, just play the Tarzan soundtrack over and over again. I tend to listen to more electronica, more indie rock. Older stuff basically, more classic rock. If you had to pick one genre of music to listen to for the rest of your life, what would it be?MS: That’s hard. I’d have to say indie rock. It’s such a broad genre and it doesn’t really have a definition. If I want to get my dancing on I could listen to Hot Chip but if I want to sit and wallow and feel things, I could listen to Sigur Ros or Josh Ritter. They’re all in the same section of the record store, but they all have completely different sounds.ES: I would say R&B. When do you listen to music? When you’re working out. R&B has that rap and hip hop component that you can definitely run to but if you want to get your feels on you could definitely sit and listen to some R&B. Also, if you want to make out with someone on a couch—R&B. You can do a lot with it. What was the first album that you ever bought?MS: “Flood” by They Might Be Giants. Excellent album.ES: “Metamorphosis” by Hilary Duff.MS: You can see the difference between the two of us right there. Although, I hate to admit it, but I secretly know the words to every single one of those songs. What else are you involved with on campus?MS: I’m the president of the Peucinian Society, which is our literary and debate society on campus and I’m a manager on the radio station. I do classics and classic archaeology so I hang out with all the classics people. I tend to stick to humanities.ES: I’m more interested in science, like earth and oceanographic science and chemistry and I play softball. I’m still trying to find my niche and figure out what I’m going to do here. Who’s your intended audience? ES: To be honest, mostly our family and our friends. There are constantly members of our family calling in. A lot of my friends listen and call in and cause trouble. MS: Some of my friends in Chambo 318 are pretty regular listeners. That being said, our intended audience is really anyone who wants to listen. Especially people who like “Car Talk.” What is it like having a sibling on campus?MS: Kind of relieving in some ways. It’s comforting if you’re having a bad day or you need someone to go to dinner with to know that you have someone around. It’s also great for life advice. Because we do very different things it never really feels stifling. ES: I was so nervous the first time I saw her at a party. I kept on thinking, “Oh my god, this is my sister! This is so awkward.” But I like having her on campus. I steal her clothes all the time. I don’t want her to graduate. Do you have any final words for your listeners?ES: I am the better sister.MS: You may be the faster and stronger sister, but my taste is better. That’s all you need to know.
Tune in to “Sister Act” with DJs Molly and Emma Stevens on WBOR 91.1 FM every Sunday from 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. or stream online at wbor.org. To suggest a DJ for DJ of the Week, email Arts & Entertainment Editor Emily Weyrauch at email@example.com.